Please save the date for the seventh annual Diverse Women’s Summit to be held March 7, 2022, at the Rhatigan Student Center (Beggs Ballroom) and via Zoom. More information will be available closer to the date of the event.

Congratulations to Dr. Stan Longhofer, Kansas CCIM Chapter and WSU Center for Real Estate 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.

Congratulations to Wichita State’s Dr. Stan Longhofer — director of WSU’s Center for Real Estate — who is the recipient of the 2021 Kansas Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Longhofer at a luncheon hosted by the WSU Center for Real Estate and the Kansas CCIM Chapter at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at the Marcus Welcome Center.

Stanley D. Longhofer holds the Stephen L. Clark Chair of Real Estate and Finance in the Barton School of Business at Wichita State and is the founding director of the Center for Real Estate.  In this role, Dr. Longhofer provides research services and educational programs to real estate professionals throughout the region, and is the author of the Center’s annual Kansas Housing Markets Forecast.

The 2022 Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol event will take place March 1-3, 2022. The event is an opportunity for students to present their research experiences virtually to Kansas state lawmakers, the Kansas Board of Regents and the Wichita State community.

Up to 40 students can participate each year and will represent each of the state’s eight public four-year institutions. Projects from a broad range of disciplines are encouraged–especially those that relate to the state of Kansas and issues important to the State Legislature (e.g. education, health, agriculture, aviation, biotechnology, energy, transportation, manufacturing, environment and social services).

Up to five projects will be selected from each institution, and students working on the same research project are encouraged to apply as a group.

Applications will be accepted until Jan. 28, 2022. Students who wish to apply should visit the WSU Undergraduate Research website for more information.

De-Stress at the library, Dec. 4-9 .

Don’t stress out over finals. Take a break at the Ablah Library 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 8-9 with clay, origami, coloring books, Sudoku, crosswords, table games, jigsaw puzzles and other activities at several locations throughout library. De-stress during finals week. Wichita State University Dance presents: Kansas Screen Dance Festival Available virtually 7:30 pm 12.3.21 to 12.5.21 Experience the creativity of the Heartland with submissions from: Wichita State University Barton Community College University of Kansas Regina Klenjoski Dance Company.

In response to the global pandemic, the Wichita State Dance program has created a new format for the annual Kansas Dance Festival – The Kansas Screen Dance Festival. This virtual event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5.

During the event, choreographers from the Midwest will share their digital dance works. Wichita State will present “Brave New World/Re-Imagined for Film,” an experimental work of dance and physical theatre inspired by the book by Aldous Huxley. The work examines the effects of a conformist society when confronted by the behavior of the outcast individuals.

This event is free and open to the public. To get the link, visit the WSU Ticket Office Home website.

Small Business Accounting QuickBooks Training presented by Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and alumni of Wichita State University America's SBDC Kansas, Wichita State University, Powered by SBA U.S. Small Business Administration, Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All Kansas SBDC programs or co-sponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Marcia Stevens, who can be reached at 5015 East 29th St N, Wichita, KS 67220 phone: 316-978-3193.

Join the Kansas Small Business Development Center for three small-business webinars via Zoom. Registration is required to attend:

noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 “Startup and Start Right” — Learn how you can own a business in 2021 in just 10 steps. This no-cost webinar will cover licenses and permits, federal and state tax IDs, business structure, funding, marketing and other essentials.

9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 9, “QuickBooks Online: The Basics,” $119 to register – Learn how to use the go-to cloud-based accounting software to help manage your company’s finances. This webinar will cover the basics of bookkeeping, how to set up your QuickBooks Online account, how to record common transactions, and how to analyze your company’s performance. Presenter Heather Denning is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, alumni of Wichita State University and local business owner

1-4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, “QuickBooks Online: The Details,” $119 to register — This webinar will cover more complex bookkeeping functions such as payroll, invoicing, inventory management, sales tax, etc. Participants will also learn about the numerous programs created to assist with these functions that integrate with QuickBooks Online. Presenter Heather Denning is a Certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, alumni of Wichita State University and a local business owner.

Zoom links will be made available after registration.

In a collaborative effort, the Office of Disability Services and Trio DSS will be promoting International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) by offering information to students, faculty and staff at an IDPD table 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 3 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

The world population includes more than 7 billion people and more than one billion people, or approximately 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of disability; 80% live in developing countries.

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life

The following information describes what would be considered a person with a disability: an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, has a record of such a disability or is regarded as having a disability.

If you are a student with a disability that is interested in receiving possible accommodations, fill out the  Disability Servcies Intake Form. If you are a student with a disability and are needing tutoring, academic advising, career development, study skills assistance, and financial literacy assistance please contact Trio DSS.

If you are a staff or faculty member interested in receiving possible workplace accommodations, contact the HR Total Rewards Team at

Wu's Winter Wonderland Photos; December 11 11am - 2pm; Rhatigan Student Center Shocker Store; Bring the kids and family!; Get FREE pictures taken with WuShock; 20% off of one item

The Rhatigan Student Center’s (RSC) Shocker Store will host a free photo op with WuShock 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 11 in the basement of the store. This event is open to the entire campus community and their families.

The image has a blue background with red hearts. It says "Digital Democracy on Tap. Kindness Revisited. 12:00 p.m. on December 14. KMUW Wichita 89.1. Engage ICT Democracy on Tap" There is a beer mug with blue and white stars and red, white, and yellow strips. On the right there is an image with a light blue background with red hearts and dots, it says "Viral Kindness. KMUW Wichita 89.1."

For the next edition of Democracy on Tap at noon Tuesday, Dec. 14 the staff of KMUW will revisit highlights from KMUW’s Viral Kindness. Host Sarah Jane Crespo will also catch up with people previously featured on the commentary series for an update on their causes.

Come by the Food Truck Plaza 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today, Dec. 2 for lunch from The Flying Stove at the Food Truck Plaza. The menu for The Flying Stove is available on Facebook. Grab a meal to go and enjoy it on the patio and green space.